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2019 WDA Defender Conference: Game Changing Strategies for Public Defenders

What you Need to Know: Policy and Legislative Update (materials coming soon) Presented by Christie Hedman, Executive Director, Washington Defender Association and Kelly Vomacka, Attorney, Law Office of Kelly Vomacka How Can You Re...

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The Defender’s Toolbox: Emerging Issues and Essential Skills (Gonzaga) 11.02.18

Activity ID # 1109149 Video Passwords: WDA Click here for a full schedule. Representing Clients Facing an Indeterminate Sex Offense Sentence. Presented by Cindy Arends Elsberry, Washington Defender Association. Supplementary Docum...

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The Defender’s Toolbox: Emerging Issues and Essential Skills (10.12.18)

Available Materials for The Defender’s Toolbox: Emerging Issues and Essential Skills Full Schedule Representing Clients Facing Indeterminate Sex Offense Sentencing. Cindy Arends Elsberry, Washington Defender Association. What...

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2018 Defender Conference: Moving Toward Justice (04.27.18 – 04.28.17)

Materials and Recording of the 2018 Defender Conference: Moving Toward Justice.

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2017 Defender Conference: Taking Advocacy to the Next Level–Video

Two day conference relevant to all practice areas.

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Consequences of Conviction: How Criminal, Juvenile & Dependency Attorneys Can Work Together to Help Keep Families Intact (09.30.16)

This training provides concrete strategies for criminal, juvenile and dependency attorneys to support their clients with children in order to reduce the likelihood of termination of parental rights.

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Effectively Advising Criminal Clients About Related Civil Claims (10.16.15)

Effectively Advising Criminal Clients About Related Civil Claims

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Non-English Speakers in the Courtroom: Clients and Witnesses Who Require the Use of Interpreters (5.29.2015)

This training focuses on the many issues that arise when working with individuals who need interpreter services and the court’s obligation to provide those services.

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Social Security: What Defenders Need to Know (5.8.2015)

This session provides a basic overview of Social Security disability benefits and focuses on ethical issues that may arise when representing a client with disabilities and covers attorney obligation to ensure effective communicati...

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Getting to Know You: Effective Legal Advocacy Through Better Understanding Your Client (11.14.2014)

Getting to Know You: Effective Legal Advocacy Through Better Understanding Your Client

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